Copyright

Support for the Productivity Commission's fair use recommendation

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is a signatory on a letter to the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator Mitch Fifield, expressing strong support for the Productivity Commission's recommendation that Australia should introduce a fair use exception into the Copyright Act 1968.
 
The letter is signed by 47 stakeholders who believe a fair use exception is a critical reform to ensure that the Australian economy is best placed for a strong digital future.
 

Two heads are better than one: getting everyone in the library on board with copyright [video]

ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 (NLS9), 5-7 July 2019 Adelaide: collaborate deviate innovate
 
Recording (MP4 audiovisual) of the session on the basic core aspects of copyright and their relation to different library roles, as well as why having this knowledge is important and applicable to your work. The session also addressed strategies for engaging colleagues to get on board with managing copyright needs, while still being champions of open access and FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources). 

Two heads are better than one: getting everyone in the library on board with copyright [slides]

ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 (NLS9), 5-7 July 2019 Adelaide: collaborate deviate innovate
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) supported the talk on the basic core aspects of copyright and their relation to different library roles, as well as why having this knowledge is important and applicable to your work. The session also addressed strategies for engaging colleagues to get on board with managing copyright needs, while still being champions of open access and FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources). 

More copyright reform for libraries in 2019

Article by Jessica Coates, Australia Libraries Copyright Committee, from INCITE January/February 2019 Volume 40 Issue 1/2 - State of Australian Libraries.
 
2018 was a big year for copyright in Australia. It saw the start of several major changes that directly affect libraries, including improved provisions for providing access to people with a disability; simplified educational statutory licences; and a ‘fixed’ preservation exception.
 

ALIA submission in response to the Australian Government Foreign Policy White Paper

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Government's Foreign Policy White Paper. Libraries and other cultural institutions are well placed to contribute to foreign policy discussions in areas including:
 
- Australia’s contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Advice about the impact of trade agreements on domestic copyright
- Involvement in research and data initiatives to support Australia’s knowledge economy

Copyright​ ​Regulations​ ​2017​ ​Exposure​ ​Draft joint​ ​response​ ​from​ ​the​ ​ALCC​ ​and​ ​ADA

Australian Libraries Copyright Committee (ALCC) and the Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) joint submission on the Copyright Regulations 2017 responds to questions set out in the consultation paper and provides additional suggestions for small changes to the regulations. Issues raised relate to unpublished works, the safe harbour scheme, technological protection measures (TPM), fair dealings for students and researchers, regulations governing photocopier notices, and document delivery and interlibrary loan provisions.

Submission to the Senate Committee reviewing the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017

The Australian Libraries Copyright Committee (ALCC) welcomes the amendments to the Bill. A localised and universally applicable anti-piracy notice and takedown system for addressing local copyright infringements would increase clarity and reduce costs both for our members and for Australian creators.

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